The Department of History's Master's program specializes in Canadian, European, and World History. For more information, go to http://history.lakeheadu.ca/wp/?pg=3 or contact the Graduate Co-ordinator, Dr. Ronald Harpelle, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Bruce Muirhead and Dr. Ron Harpelle were honoured at a reception for the 40 Research Stars on Wednesday March 29, 2006. Once again, the Department of History stands out as a research intensive department. Their selection as Research Stars reflects their above average success in obtaining external support for their research and in publishing the results of that research. Drs. Harpelle and Muirhead are currently working together on a major research project on the Intellectual History of the International Development Research Centre.
(Thunder Bay - March 17, 2006) On March 24 and 25, people from around the world will be gathering in Thunder Bay to share their knowledge and ideas on how the world is being reshaped by technological, economic, and social forces, and how people around the world are responding.
The conference "Old Economy Regions in the New Economy: A North/South Dialogue on Social, Cultural, and Economic Issues" will have speakers from Canada, Norway, Finland, Mexico, India, Cameroon, and Guatemala.
"The new economy is rapidly transforming the world in which we live," says Dr. Thomas Dunk, a Sociology faculty member at Lakehead, and an organizer of the event. "This conference is designed to bring people together to talk about these changes and how people are responding to them. The objective is to stimulate a dialogue between the North and the South in order to better understand how solutions to development problems in one region might be applied to other regions of the world."
Over the two days, the conference will focus on topics such as "In Search of Flexibility: Restructuring Canada's Social Model in the Face of Globalization" and "Cultural Resistance in Land Use Conflicts: What Wolves May Mean to the Rural Working Class" (a complete schedule is below).
"We invite members of the community to join us in this important discussion," says Dr. Bruce Muirhead, a History faculty member at Lakehead, and also an organizer of the event. "Our speakers will address the cultural, social, and economic situation of regions in the new economy in the North and the South, particularly social movement responses to regional inequities, sustainable development, and developmental prospects in those regions that are or were based on resource economies."
Sponsors for this event include Lakehead University's Department of Sociology and Department of History, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Lakehead University Alumni Bookstore, the Centre for Northern Studies, the City of Thunder Bay, and Thunder Bay Ventures.
The conference takes place at the Prince Arthur Hotel. The cost for faculty members and the general public is $50. Lakehead University students are welcome for free.
Members of the Media: Dr. Dunk, Dr. Muirhead, and Dr. Harpelle are available for interview by calling Marla Tomlinson at 343-8177.
10 March 2006 - Thunder Bay
On Tuesday 14 March at 11:30 a.m. in ATAC 5035, Master's of Arts Candidate Rob Linke will be presenting a paper entitled "Mussolini and Piracy in the Mediterranean."
The full conference program can be found at http://communications.lakeheadu.ca/news/?id=255
In addition to writing a book-length history to be published by a leading academic press, Muirhead and Harpelle have also been given the task of researching and producing a documentary film or film series about the history of Canada's role in international development and an educational website to help bring knowledge of international development to classrooms everywhere. The project is scheduled for completion in December 2008.
For more information about the IDRC visit www.idrc.ca
Some global metropoles are being strengthened while other areas are being undermined in economic, demographic, and cultural terms. The impacts of these developments are particularly pronounced in regions and communities that historically were heavily reliant on "old economy" resource and agricultural export based industries. This conference aims to assess the current state of old economy regions in the new economy and to contribute to discussions between academics and activists working on these issues in the global North and South.
The objective is to stimulate a dialogue between the North and the South in order to better understand how solutions to development problems in one region might be applied to other regions of the world. We invite contributions that address the cultural, social, and economic situation of regions in the new economy in the North and the South, particularly social movement responses to regional inequities, sustainable development and developmental prospects in those regions that are or were based on resource economies. Possible areas for comparison and discussion are: How do alternative development practices such as lending circles or LETS compare between the North and South? What lessons can Canadian hinterland regions learn from resource management practices in tropical countries? How do the currently vogue theories of economic clustering, social capital, and the creative class apply to hinterland regions in the North and South? What possibilities for cultural expression, social movements, and resistance have been created by new communications technologies?
Attended by undergraduates from across the country, the purpose of this conference is to provide students with an opportunity to present research to their colleagues in a forum often occupied by post-graduate students and professionals. The conference is organized and moderated by students attending Trent University. This year's conference also included keynote speakers Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road, and Michael Johnston, a Labrador journalist and expert on Innu politics.
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Dr. Young can be reached at (807) 343-8852